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German air force Tornado fighter jet Ursula von der Leyen German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen in front of a Tornado aircraft at the German airbase in Jagel, near the German-Danish border, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer. Germany's Tornado fighter jets may not be able to participate in ... NATO

After eight years the German army has ended its training mission to Somalia and has returned all Bundeswehr soldiers to Germany. The move was confirmed to dpa by a spokesman for the Defense Ministry in Berlin on Tuesday. The ministry had already announced the withdrawal from the east ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) - The Cold War-era Tornado fighter jets of the German Air Force are now worthless to the operational needs of the NATO alliance according to a German defense ministry report. The report clarified that the 4th generation swing-wing fighter in Luftwaffe service is no ...
The German military has accused drill instructors at the Staufer barracks in Pullendorf of intentionally overexerting new recruits during a training exercise in January, which saw six soldiers break down from exhaustion or injury. Citing an unpublished report by Bundeswehr State Secretary Peter Tauber, German ...
The Leopard 2A7 main battle tank of the German military participates in exercises during a media day at the Bundeswehr training grounds Oct. 14, 2016, near Bergen, Germany. (Alexander Koerner/Getty Images). MELBOURNE, Australia ― Singapore is denying it took delivery of Leopard 2A7 main battle ...

A proposed new NATO logistics command would be based in the southern German city of Ulm, the German Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. State secretary in the ministry, Peter Tauber, told lawmakers that a broad plan for the new Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) would be completed by ...
German military will work to build up security forces loyal to Baghdad by advising Iraq's defense ministry and providing its troops with training, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen told lawmakers on Thursday. The parliament in Berlin is discussing the continuation of Germany's major military ...
Groups that support the PKK and PYD announced yesterday that they "attacked and burned some vehicles from the German military in Soltau." The trucks were reportedly parked on a wire-secured NATO site in the Soltau industrial area in Carl-Benz-Strasse. "The police press claims today the vehicles ...
Per the report, the German military remains below the 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) threshold for military spending required of NATO members, which raises further critical vulnerabilities. Germany, as a state, has always been reluctant to revise its role as a military power in Europe - given ...
Germany is struggling to maintain the operational readiness of its military aircraft inventory, as obsolescence issues and challenges around the introduction of new platforms combine to diminish front-line availability. Helicopters, in particular, are singled out for their low deployability rates by the German ...
Despite being overstretched by shortages of reliable equipment and thousands of vacant positions, the German military is reportedly planning to deploy troops to Iraq as part of a new mission to train security forces there. German advisers are expected to mentor Iraqi soldiers, training them in explosive ...
General Volker Wieker, inspector general of the German military, told reporters at a separate event Tuesday that Germany would have the needed equipment to head NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) in Eastern Europe from 2019. He said the military had a long-range plan to address ...
The German military is under-equipped to take on its upcoming role as leader of NATO's anti-Russian defense force, a leaked document shows. Opposition politicians ... The German military's role must meet "the needs of Iraq," Ursula von der Leyen said after meeting with the Iraqi prime minister. As the fight ...
Earlier, other media reports suggested that the German military had trouble preparing for the mission. Only last week, Die Welt newspaper revealed the German army's 9th armor brigade only has nine operational Leopard 2 tanks, whereas 44 are required for the VJTF. The same unit, said to be the ...
The German military introduces new rules and strips the name of a WWI general from a barracks. But Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen is still facing ... The German military has also been embroiled in sexual abuse scandals and hazing at a military base. Adding insult to injury, troops were so ...

The plans however follow reports that the German military, which spends a smaller proportion of its GDP on its military than other big powers such as France and Britain, lacks tanks, spare parts, bulletproof vests, tents and winter clothing. Critics have said the shortages cast doubt on Germany's pledges to ...
BERLIN (Reuters) - German officials investigating the deadly crash of a military Airbus Tiger helicopter in Mali last July remain focused on an aberration in the aircraft's longitudinal control system, according to a report given to lawmakers. Defence State Secretary Markus Gruebel told members of the parliamentary defense ...
German military forced to fuel Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif's plane in Munich — report. Germany's military stepped in after airport fuel companies — citing US sanctions — refused to refuel an Iranian plane. The incident almost prevented Iran's foreign minister from attending a prominent security conference.
A German national believed to be a military advisor to the Taliban in Afghanistan has been arrested in the insurgency-racked province of Helmand, officials told AFP late on Feb. 28. “A man with a long beard, wearing a black turban who identified himself as a German citizen and speaks German was taken ...
Limited number of weapons in German military ready for action: report. German lawmakers are set to hear about how .... The German military is under-equipped to take on its upcoming role as leader of NATO's anti-Russian defense force, a leaked document shows. Opposition politicians say the defense ...
General Volker Wieker, inspector general of the German military, told reporters at a separate event Tuesday that Germany would have the needed equipment to head NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) in Eastern Europe from 2019. He said the military had a long-range plan to address ...
German defense spending way below 2-percent target. German military spending fell last year, according to an analysis by the BDI industry association. The report comes amid pressure on NATO members to inject more funds into their armed forces. (19.01.2018) ...
Germany has signed a one-year contract extension to a long-running arrangement with Airbus Defence & Space for operations using Israel Aerospace Industries Heron 1 unmanned air vehicles. To run until early 2019, the continued relationship includes the provision of UAVs and related equipment and ...
But the German military's shortcomings have added to the country's internal political debates, and Germany's contribution to Europe's collective defense is also facing scrutiny. Hans-Peter Bartels, the parliamentary commissioner for Germany's armed forces, has said while more limited operations may still ...
The school includes a special joint training program with German military pilots, and its pilots are sometimes used for firefighting operations in the area. French Defense Minister Florence Parly visited the school "to share the very charged emotions" and "bear witness to my sadness, pain and my solidarity.
It emerged last week that the German military can't find enough money to fund a long-awaited modernization of its newest Puma infantry fighting vehicles – which to many didn't exactly come as a surprise. Indeed, the news added to a steady stream of stories describing how poorly the Bundeswehr is ...
Germany sold Jordan military equipment worth 18 million EUR to strengthen its border control with Syria and Iraq. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said the equipment would help the Middle Eastern country keep border surveillance in the turbulent region. She emphasized that not only ...
German military spending fell last year, according to an analysis by the BDI industry association. The report comes amid pressure on NATO members to inject more funds into their armed forces. Soldiers of the German armed forces Bundeswehr take part in farewell ceremony for mechanized infantry ...
The German military has struggled to find new volunteers to join the army ever since the Defense Ministry ended its conscription-based system in 2011. Figures released in November last year showed that 10,105 people had been recruited between January and August 2017 for the 23-month voluntary ...
... Russian submarines entered Scottish territory on multiple occasions the UK had to ask NATO allies to send 17 spy planes to hunt the submarines between January and November. As well as French and German military, aircrafts from Norway, Canada and the US were also deployed to RAF Lossiemouth.
Experts think the burial ground is part of a German military cemetery, and say it's unclear whether more bodies remain to be found. Archaeologists will survey the area before construction resumes, and the deceased soldiers will be reburied at an already established German cemetery nearby, according to ...
Financed by the German army at a cost of €7.9m (£7m), the show, consisting of daily episodes of four to seven minutes, is an attempt by the German military, the Bundeswehr, to attract new soldiers at a time when their numbers, following the abolition of conscription six years ago, are at a historic low.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - German military pilots will use civil helicopters for training because of the shortage in military ones, local media reported on Saturday. According to the Spiegel magazine, on Tuesday the German Defense Ministry signed a 21-million euro ($25 million) contract with the ADAC ...
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Germany intends to continue taking part in the anti-Daesh US-led coalition in Syria and Iraq, as the country's contribution in terms of reconnaissance and plane refueling services is important to the anti-Daesh effort despite the terrorist group's recent military defeat, a spokesman of the ...
Germany's new parliament on Tuesday voted to continue training Kurdish Peshmerga only through to April 2018, while allocating €6.9 million for the program. The mission is successful, she said. The partnered forces trusted the German military to further stay with them in these missions, argued the minister.
BERLIN, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Germany's top military official has approved plans to buy 45 to 60 new heavy-lift helicopters in a competition valued at nearly 4 billion euros ($4.72 billion) that will be decided between the two largest U.S. weapons makers, a source familiar with the decision said. General Volker ...
Previous in Europe A German military officer has been indicted on allegations he ... Next in Europe Some were on their knees, others lay flat on their fronts, but ... DAILY SABAH RECOMMENDS. 20 Bosnian hands on one piano set new Guinness world record 20 Bosnian hands on one piano break ...
... and the reopening of older cases, Funke said. The report quotes a spokesman for the German military saying that the incidents ranged from inappropriate touching of a shoulder or thigh to unwanted kissing and serious sexual assault. The number of rapes reported last year rose to 14 against 5 in 2016.
Estonian laborers working in a park near the capital Tallinn on Tuesday discovered a World War II German military cemetery. The construction site was a future memorial to the victims of communism. Work came to a halt when the remains of around 100 German soldiers were found. The director of the ...
More and more underaged females and males in Germany have been joining the country's armed forces, according to a media report published on Tuesday. Last year the number of soldiers in the German army who were not yet of legal age rose to 2,128, the newspaper Rheinische Post (RP) reported, ...
According to Think with Google, a service providing marketing insights, 44 percent of viewers saw the German military in a more positive light as a result of the shows, while 58 percent of viewers said they can imagine themselves working in the nation's armed forces. "We have much less waste on the net ...
The German military has had a presence at Fort Bliss since 1956, but has been downsizing in recent years. The German air force deactivated ...
The documents reveal that in 1949, some 2,000 former officers of the SS and the Wehrmacht—the regular German military under the Third ...
There has been a sharp rise in the number of sex offenses officially reported in the German Army, with around 190 sex-related allegations this ...
The German government has revealed that the total value of its arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the third quarter of 2017 has ...
The Bundeswehr (German military) document, published by Der Spiegel newspaper, outlines six plausible scenarios the German state may ...
The magazine said the 2040 predictions were the first ever by the German military, which had previously been reluctant to make such forecasts, ...
However, the German military manual states that a military order is not binding if it is not “of any use for service,” or cannot reasonably be ...


 

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